Monday, December 27, 2010

A Letter to Harper


My sweet son, you are 3 months old. What an incredible 3 months these have been. At first I was a little scared and wrapped up in trying to figure out how to be a mom. But after a few days, all of the initial fears were gone and being a "mom" really came naturally to me. Not to mention, you have been a wonderful baby and have really made things easy on your mama. For the most part, you only cry when you are hungry. Now that cry comes loud and fast, and often but as soon as you start eating, you let out a little smirk and become happy again. You are just like your daddy, you love to eat!

You are animated and so alert, all I want to do is wait and see what you do next. You were born with bright eyes checking everything out and you still love to stare at everything around you. It is like you are taking every little thing in. We get stopped several times every day by complete strangers and their number one comment is that they can't believe how alert you are at such a young age (and they always throw in a comment about your beautiful blue eyes.) And when people stop to look at you, you almost always smile for them. It is adorable and everyone gets a kick out of it. Everyone loves your sweet smile and your amazing dimples.

It is crazy how much you change and grow every day! You love to cuddle and nuzzle into my arms. You always try to nuzzle your head into my neck. When I lay you down on the changing table, you immediately laugh and kick your feet up. You love to laugh and your sweet smile lights up the room. You love when I talk to you in a high-pitched voice. And you respond with the most adorable coos and sounds. I think you are trying to talk back.

Harp, you are my little sidekick. For the past 3 months we have done everything together. It is amazing that I can get so much joy from sitting there and staring at you. I love to hold you in my arms, sing the ABC's, and read you books. You let out the sweetest little laughs when we sing and read and they melt my heart! I love the way you sleep with your arms stretched above your head. When I go to pick you up after a nap, you keep stretching those little hands over your head and you usually let out a yarn. I love the way you grasp on to my index finger when you start to fall asleep.  I absolutely love being your mother. I savor and enjoy every moment we spend together.

We call you our little angel. You were an angel before you were born. When Nana learned that we were pregnant with you, it gave her a reason to keep fighting her cancer. When the doctors gave up, she didn't, because she was determined to meet her first grandson. You have humbled me and your daddy. You have already taught us the true meaning of happiness. We are beyond blessed to have you as our son. We love you more than you will ever know!

Love always,


  1. This is so sweet! My mom made a journal for me when I was a baby and wrote letters like this in it. It is something I will always cherish! Harper surely is a precious little boy!

  2. What a sweet letter. I hope nana was able to meet her grandchild, and I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. That is the sweetest thing I've ever read! I cannot wait to meet this amazing little boy!

    Ericka Sherrod

  4. Awww!!! He is so precious! What a beautiful letter. That will be so great for him to read one day! :)

  5. Oh he is just presh!!!
    I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

  6. Jaime,
    That was a beautiful letter. I am so happy for you all!
    I can't wait to meet Harper and see those big beautiful eyes in person.
    Uncle Joe

  7. Oh my goodness...that is precious. He is so blessed to have such amazing parents!! And you are blessed to have such a precious little boy. I love you guys!! xxoo

  8. This has to be the sweetest letter I have ever read!!! You are the best mommy!!! Loved this it melted my heart!!

  9. That was so sweet! Harper is just precious!

  10. That has to be the sweetest and most touching letter that I have ever read. Melted my heart. Harper is one handsome little fella, y'all are truly blessed!

  11. have my crying over here! That was the sweetest thing ever! He is going to cherish letters like that for his entire life!

  12. Aw Blondie I just read this again.. You are so sweet;)


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